Black Diamond Kits

Black Diamond Kits
Sage's Kits, Nine Weeks Old

Monday, April 20, 2015

Report on Carson City Farm Days 2015

Carson City Farm Days was held April 16 and 17, Thursday and Friday of last week.  There were several groups making presentations indoors--insects, 4-H, wildlife conservation, raptors, water conservation, bees, and mine safety among others. 

This year we were presenters of beautiful French angora rabbits.  The only other rabbits there were meat and pelt rabbits.  They were stationed outside with the pigs, cows, and goats.  (Those kids were obviously raising the wrong breed of rabbits!)  We talked about many things, but mostly the raising of French angoras and how to prepare and spin their fiber. 

We were so happy Addy, Violet, Cecily, and Dahlia came to see us!

Our audience was ten school buses of children eight and younger.  We had a few homeschoolers on Thursday and a foreign exchange student from Vietnam on Friday.  We took two rabbits on Thursday and decided that we should have four on Friday so that they could be rotated and have a break from the attention. 

Lydia (above) and Charlotte (below) discussing the care of French angoras with students and their families

We were stationed next to the spinners. We learned a lot about the different types of wool and hair, along with different techniques for spinning.  We very much enjoyed talking with the spinners and learning about dyeing and spinning wheels and what they were used for. 

We were very happy to be able to show our rabbits inside the cool exhibition hall.  We were also very grateful for the delicious lunches provided for us.   

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